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It’s with great sorrow that I have the duty to let you all know that Grandmaster Quynh passed away this morning (September 1, 2021) from complications of Covid-19. It’s a real blow to us personally and to the Cuong Nhu family. Master Jessica and the Ngo family are of course devastated. At this time they do not wish to be contacted directly.

The great strength of our style has always been that we work together as a family, and I know that strength is going to carry us forward, even through this very difficult time. But please don’t hesitate to call upon me at any time, and don’t hesitate to let me know your thoughts and feelings individually.

In sadness,

Master John Burns and Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association
Welcome to Cuong Nhu
What makes Cuong Nhu so special?

Cuong Nhu students, through our comprehensive curriculum, explore not just technical, but also mental and spiritual aspects of training.  Cuong Nhu is a martial art that blends the basic elements of a number of different styles. Cuong Nhu has its roots in Shotokan Karate and combines aspects of Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun, Vovinam, Tai Chi Chuan, and Boxing. It is this blending of hard and soft styles from which Cuong Nhu (pronounced Kung New) derives its name, which is Vietnamese for Hard (Cuong) - Soft (Nhu).

Code of Moral Conduct and Ethics
1.  Cuong Nhu students should strive to improve themselves and their abilities in the martial arts in order to serve the people.
2.  All students should be faithful to the ideals of Cuong Nhu and attempt to spread and develop these beliefs within the younger generation so that they, too, may be morally and physically fit.
3.  All members of Cuong Nhu are unified in spirit and respect each other and their instructors.
4.  Only by absolute discipline of mind, body and spirit do students maintain honor in Cuong Nhu.
5.  All members should respect all other styles of martial arts and only use martial arts techniques for self-defense and to protect truth and reason.
6.  Cuong Nhu students through dedicated daily practice, increase their spirit, stamina, and moral character.
7.  The goal of Cuong Nhu students is to maintain a pure, simple, sincere, and noble life.
8.  Self-confidence, self-control, modesty, and a non-defeatist attitude are the mental keynotes for students of Cuong Nhu.